|Rip charters has two vessels & 23 years experience fishing bass strait and port phillip bay departing from sorrento or queenscliff. Corporate or recreational, beginners or experienced. All gear supplied.|
Rip Charters was established in 1986, and with 24 years experience are the leaders in Charter Fishing in Victoria!
At Rip Charters, we're fishing all year round and our speciality is following the seasons to suit the best catch of the day. Troll for salmon or try casting for some Big Red Snapper. Anyone can do it. Or if it's the big ones you're after, our ocean swells are home to sharks such as Mako, Blue Whaler and Threshers. Whiting, squid and various other reef fish are common amongst our catch, the variety will astound you.
BIG BLUE...... Join our experienced skipper and crew aboard our 42ft Fly-bridge sports fisher licensed to fish Bass Strait and Southern Port Phillip Bay or....
KESTREL III....... a 43ft Bay Cruiser fishing Southern Port Phillip Bay.
Our boats, BIG BLUE and KESTREL III, are specially furbished for your comfort and safety. They are designed and rigged for fishing and fully covered for all weather conditions to ensure your fishing experience is uninterrupted by sun or rain. We carry all the necessary fish finding, navigational, communication and safety equipment. All you need to bring along is some food and drink, appropriate clothing, an eski (for your catch), sunblock and your fishing license.
Charters operate from Sorrento Pier, The Esplanade, Sorrento, Victoria or pick up can be made from Queenscliff or Portsea piers upon arrangement. Trips can be organised from 4 to 10 hrs (standard charter is 5 hours) with the added bonus of catering packages for those special social events.
BIG BLUE & SOUTHERN CROSS SPORT FISHING TRIPS
Our Sport Fishing Trips generally have great catches of different species on most occasions, such as Snapper, Gummy Sharks, Flathead, Salmon, Squid, Trevally, Whiting, Shark and various Reef Fish.
With Phil Stephens of Rip Charters having 24 years experience fishing the waters of Southern Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait, you will be given the greatest opportunity to hook the fish of a lifetime.
Individuals, groups, or social clubs are welcome!
Either of our vessels can be hired privately for such occasions as: Corporate Groups, Social Clubs, Birthday Partys, Sunset Cruises, Friends Get-togethers, Hens/Bucks Parties.
Catering Packages are also available on Private Charters, please enquire.
Trips depart from Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Victoria, Australia. (Or Queenscliff Boat Harbour upon arrangement).
All rods, reels, bait and tackle supplied. Fish will be cleaned and bagged for your convenience, ready to cook up on the BBQ.
KESTREL lll BAY FISHING TRIPS
Our Bay Fishing Trips generally have great catches of different species on most occasions, such as Snapper, Gummy sharks, Flathead, Salmon, Squid and various Reef Fish.
Our Captain Thumb Tac has vast experience in the areas of Southern Port Phillip Bay, second to none.
KESTREL III, a 43ft Lacco, purposely built for fishing charters, was built out of Huon Pine in Rosebud in 1963 and was the original Sorrento Fishing Charter Boat. It has been lovingly restored by local Ferryman, Warren Neale, and is celebrating its return to service offering bay fishing trips with Rip Charters.
All rods, reels, bait and tackle supplied. Fish will be cleaned, filleted and bagged for your convenience, ready to cook up on the BBQ.
Sorrento Scenic Cruises
A LIFE ON AN OCEAN WAVE
Sorrento Scenic Cruises
Rip Charters have been providing visitors to Sorrento and locals alike, with the unforgettable experience of Dolphin and Seal watching for more than 20 years. If you have a corporate event, bucks party, hens night or just some special occasion you'd like to make memorable, we can tailor a trip to suit.
Our favourite motor sailing boat "Kestrel lll" leaves the Sorrento Pier daily. Enjoy a leisurely sight seeing trip taking in some of the breathtaking coastline between Portsea and Port Phillip Heads. Pass Portsea's famous clifftop mansions along the way to Point Nepean National Park where you will see historic Quarantine Station and view the infamous 'Rip' for yourself.
Cruise our spectacular bay waters and visit the Port Phillip Bay Fur Seal Colony where you'll see the playful seals in action at Chinamans Hat. Cruise by the Gannet Rookery at Pope's Eye Marine Reserve and see majestic and inquisitive dolphins as we traverse the Ticonderoga Bay Sanctuary zone (dolphin reserve). Experience all these places of historic and educational interest in a two and a half hour sight seeing cruise.